Development of a national framework for cyber defense

At the invitation of the Ministry of Defense and the Military Academy, in co-organization with the Geneva Center for Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF), NEXT-EM attended a roundtable on the topic “Development of a national framework for cyber defense”, which was held on 26.02 09: 00h, at 09:00, at the Army House, Skopje.

The purpose of the workshop was

• Increase awareness of cyber security and cyber defense issues;

• To enable national expert discussion on the key elements of the cyber defense strategy and its position within the wider national cyber framework and

• Exchange knowledge, experiences and examples of good and bad practices with relevant international experts on security and defense issues, with a special focus on cyberspace, offering guidance and advice on Macedonia’s strategic approach.

The workshop was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Defense and the Army, as well as relevant representatives from the institutions in order to strengthen the national capacities for dealing with cyber threats and improving cyber security at the national level that are of priority importance to the state.